Need a Job? We Can Help!

American Job Centers connect job seekers to available opportunities for employment and training. All South Central Connecticut residents are encouraged to participate regardless of income, education or employment status. 

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, Job Opportunity Events have been temporarily suspended. You can follow these steps NOW to connect with services:

  2. VIEW SHORT PRESENTATION >>  to get Important Information
  3. Complete the Inquiry Form below
  4. Staff will contact you by phone and/or email about next steps.
  5. File for Unemployment Benefits at Your employer’s registration number and a return to work date will help your claim go faster, but are not required.  See a helpful FACT SHEET HERE>>.

If we can’t match you with a job immediately, we will enroll you into 1-on-1 career services to strengthen your employment prospects with training and customized job matching.


See location contact information below for New Haven, Meriden, Hamden and Middletown.

Complete this form to be contacted by American Job Center staff and to receive regular updates from the American Job Centers and Workforce Alliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following information pertains to regularly scheduled Job Opportunity Events. Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, events are temporarily suspended.

  • An Individual account in is required to register. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS on how to create an account.
  • Check the schedule in CTHires under More Job Seeker Options > Workshops/Trainings. You can also call or stop into a location for assistance
  • Our team of Business Services specialists is constantly engaging South Central CT employers and bringing in job orders. Join the email list to get regular updates. If you go on to work with a Job Seeker Consultant, you’ll have access to a job database called Talent Market.

Business Sectors we focus on include:

  • Healthcare, Social & Education Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation-Distribution-Logistics
  • Retail, Hospitality, Food & Customer Service
  • Information Technology
  • Finance, Banking & Insurance
  • Trades & Construction.
  • Jobseekers, 18 years or older, who reside in South Central CT and are unemployed, working less than full time or earning less than a livable wage.
  • Veterans and veteran spouses receive priority service. Assistance is provided under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act and other funding sources.
  • Dislocated Workers: If you have been laid off or downsized; lost your self-employment due to economic factors; or are a displaced homemaker or military spouse
  • Your resume will be screened for a match with current job postings — Bring Copies!
  • If you are not matched on the day of the event, you will move forward with a 1-on-1 appointment with a Job Seeker Consultant.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the Event start time. Plan to stay for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. No children please.
  • After attending a Job Opportunity Event and being screened for a match, your next step may be a 1-on-1 appointment with a Job Seeker Consultant to discuss training and employment options.
  • You will complete an inventory of your skills and experience and determine if training is a necessary part of your job plan. Explore all of your training options on our Education Partners page.
  • Many people move directly into job development with some enhanced resume, interview and job search skills.
  • Sign up for the new Hands-On Resume Workshops in New Haven and Meriden for help from program staff. Create an account at to register.
  • The Self-Service Careers Center computer labs in each location are also available for you to use Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Basic computer skills are required to use the Self-Service labs. Minimal staff assistance provided.

YES! American Job Centers will have a record of your past participation. If you progress to a meeting with a Job Seeker Consultant, you may need to update any eligibility documents previously submitted.

American Job Centers gladly make accommodations for people with disabilities. Please contact Disability Resource Coordinator Barbara Green at (203) 867-4030 x 239 or in advance.


  • Veterans and veteran’s spouses receive Priority of Service. Please notify staff of your status.
  • Help for veterans needing housing, VA benefits & employment. Toll Free: 1-866-683-1682 or email